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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Revealed

By Aaron Linde, Mar 26, 2008 1:45pm PDT

21st century warrior-poet 50 Cent is set to star in the newly unveiled 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand by Vivendi Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox...

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""NO joO Dhawm fiddy GONNA FACK Tham terrsts UP! OH DAWG GoN bE TIGT, Hol on hol on I need ma mt ..."

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Activision Q3 Financials: $1.48B in Net Revenue, Vivendi Merger Expected To Close in Mid-2008

By Aaron Linde, Feb 07, 2008 4:27pm PST

New figures released in Activision's fiscal third quarter report reveals just how much cash the publisher raked in during the holiday season, as...

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A Note on Electronic Arts

By Chris Remo, Jan 31, 2008 4:12pm PST

Over the past year or so, I have been fairly impressed with Electronic Arts. That's not to say I reserve full-on gamer excitement for EA in the...

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"Since Riccitiello came on board, things have been looking up. He is well aware of EA's past ..."

- Sgt_Boomstick see all 13 comments

Blizzard Hoards $1.2 Billion in 2007

By Nick Breckon, Jan 30, 2008 2:06pm PST

Ever wonder what those record World of Warcraft subscription numbers translate to? Over a billion dollars in revenue, according to a Vivendi...

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"^^^ What happened to me... I've not bought a single PC game all last year except WoW. And ..."

- Eric Slug see all 77 comments

World of Warcraft Nets 10 Million Subscribers

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2008 9:36am PST

Blizzard Entertainment's unavoidable MMORPG sensation World of Warcraft (PC) now sports over 10 million active subscribers, the company has...

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"It also allows people to play on slow laptops and not lag out in 25-40man content."

- Topaz see all 44 comments

Activision Claims Leading Publisher Slot for 2007

By Chris Remo, Dec 17, 2007 2:47pm PST

In an announcement today, publisher Activision stated it holds the number one home console and handheld video game publisher in the United States...

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"That's precisely why these press releases are not particularly aimed at you. You just happened ..."

- aavenr see all 11 comments

Blizzard's Mike Morhaime Joins AIAS Hall of Fame

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2007 9:47am PST

Blizzard Entertainment co-founder, president and CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) is the latest addition to the Academy of Interactive Arts &...

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"Ask him if they're working on Diablo 3. If he says they have no real plans at this time, he's ..."

- qtseng see all 6 comments

Shacknews' Week in Review: December 7, 2007

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 07, 2007 4:38pm PST

Here's a quick summary of all this week's feature content, followed by some of the more prominent news items, in reverse chronological order....

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"need more of the smaller news items, but yes.. I agree, the amount of work they put into the ..."

- verminer see all 6 comments

Activision Blizzard: Blizzard Yet to Meet Full Potential, No Plans For Blizz. Franchises on Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2007 6:27am PST

Speaking on the merger between Activision and Vivendi Games, Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy has labeled subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment as the...

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"You clearly haven't played any Blizzard titles. Or maybe WoW, without knowing how MMO launches ..."

- [7]kami see all 56 comments

Morning Discussion

By Jeff "geedeck" Gondek, Dec 03, 2007 6:01am PST

Alas, it is Monday again. Hate to be the herald of bad news, but at least my recap has plenty of material. We dropped a special edition ShackCast,...

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"just in case anyone is looking for this on google or something it's from Time Trumpet - the ..."

- marmite see all 8574 comments

Vivactard/Blivendivision Formed, Industry Continues Morphing into Clumsy Lumbering Cyclops

By Chris Remo, Dec 02, 2007 11:53am PST

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but it is now as clear as it has ever been that the games industry is going the route of the...

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"My point was more like even the mighty can fall, and there's always small indies competing with ..."

- melt_core see all 23 comments

Activision and Blizzard Owner Vivendi Games Merge, Create Activision Blizzard

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2007 9:26am PST

In a surprising and wholly unexpected Sunday announcement, Blizzard Entertainment owner Vivendi Games announced that it will be merging...

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"Yes...I still don't care what kind of news you're receiving in the gaming world. "

- Euro Trash see all 280 comments

More Ghostbusters Game Details Apparate, Developers Named, Yummy Screenshot (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Nov 15, 2007 4:27pm PST

Update: A fluffy and downright delicious screenshot of the Terminal Reality-developed game (PC, PS3, X360) has surfaced, featuring burning...

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"Aeon Flux was their most recent game, wasn't it? I enjoyed it. Seriously. He-he."

- verminer see all 57 comments

XBLA Dev: 'Dreaded Realities of Business Models' Setting In

By Chris Faylor, Oct 29, 2007 12:40pm PDT

An Xbox Live Arcade developer admits to Shacknews that the Xbox 360's much-vaunted download service might be turning more traditional.

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"Everything you say is true, and we definately realize that at Frozen Codebase and are -in fact- ..."

- mechanodroid see all 13 comments

Nintendo Displaces Longtime Incumbent EA as Game Developer Magazine's Top Publisher

By Chris Remo, Oct 08, 2007 4:01pm PDT

Industry print publication Game Developer has released its 2007 list of Top 20 Publishers in video games, and the top slot has changed for the...

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"If financial weight was the primary determinant, it would still be EA I'm sure."

- Chris Remo see all 8 comments